Farmers

Timelines
Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

29 Apr 2020

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: UP official's SUV crushes farmer's vegetables at market

17 Nov 2019

Watch: UP official's SUV crushes farmer's vegetables at market

A shocking video from Uttar Pradesh has surfaced online, wherein a white SUV of a senior government official can be seen repeatedly running over the vegetables spread out by a farmer for sale, during an anti-encroachment drive.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

01 Nov 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

The five most profitable animals for small farms

12 Oct 2019

The five most profitable animals for small farms

If you are thinking to start a hobby farm or just want to make a new addition to your existing farm, know that it's a great idea.

Thousands of protesting farmers from UP stopped from entering Delhi

21 Sep 2019

Thousands of protesting farmers from UP stopped from entering Delhi

Thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, who have been demanding loan-waivers, were on Saturday stopped from entering Delhi, prompting them to hold a sit-in protest.

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath blames Congress for Sonbhadra violence

21 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath blames Congress for Sonbhadra violence

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday blamed the Congress for the shootout in the state's Sonbhadra district over a land dispute in which 10 tribal farmers were murdered on July 17.

This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

11 Jul 2019

This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

When he graduated from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, in 2007, instead of going for a well-paying job abroad, 26-year-old Kaushlendra Kumar went back home to Bihar to help ameliorate the plight of farmers.

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

25 Mar 2019

Five examples of 'Jugaad' engineering which happens only in India

India is the land of jugaad, a Hindi word which means an economical makeshift solution in situations where resources are scarce.

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

22 Mar 2019

Five start-ups that are changing the lives of rural India

India has become one of the fastest growing start-up hubs in the world in recent years. There are tens and thousands of start-ups in the country across various sectors, including technology, media, healthcare, and financial technology, business services among others.

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

24 Feb 2019

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched the Rs. 75,000cr Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in Gorakhpur.

Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

15 Feb 2019

Tudder, the Tinder for cattle where cows 'find' their perfect-match

Previously, we reported how there is a Tinder-like app for dogs, where people can date a dog before adopting them.

Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

13 Feb 2019

Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

Even if they might not know what Valentine's Day is, Indian farmers have reason to celebrate this February 14.

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

07 Feb 2019

Uttar Pradesh Budget 2019: Highlights from the Budget speech

On Thursday, the much-awaited Uttar Pradesh Budget was announced for the financial year 2019-20.

#Budget2019: Key highlights from Piyush Goyal's Budget speech

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: Key highlights from Piyush Goyal's Budget speech

With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, due by May, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, on Friday, made major announcements for the middle-class, farmers, and unorganized sector workers.

Assam: 10% quota for general class economically weaker sections approved

22 Jan 2019

Assam: 10% quota for general class economically weaker sections approved

The Assam Cabinet has approved 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category in government jobs and education, officials said.

State-of-the-art milk processing unit inaugurated in Bihar, to benefit farmers

20 Jan 2019

State-of-the-art milk processing unit inaugurated in Bihar, to benefit farmers

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi have jointly inaugurated a state-of-the-art milk processing plant in East Champaran district, which is set to offer "fair and competitive prices" to farmers.

#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

08 Jan 2019

#BharatBandh: Millions go on two-day strike against Modi govt's policies

On Tuesday, millions of workers across India, from both the organized and the unorganized sectors, started their two-day nationwide general strike to protest against unemployment and what they call the Modi government's 'anti-worker' policies.

#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

07 Jan 2019

#BharatBandh: Nationwide strike against Modi govt's policies on Jan 8-9

Ten Central trade unions across India have called for a two-day-long nationwide strike on January 8 and 9 in a bid to protest against what they call "anti-people" policies of the Modi government.

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

31 Dec 2018

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

Recently, a video has gone viral on the Internet showing a farmer in Madhya Pradesh touching the feet of Shivpuri district collector and crying.

90% farmers have got benefit of loan waiver: Maharashtra BJP-chief

25 Dec 2018

90% farmers have got benefit of loan waiver: Maharashtra BJP-chief

Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve has claimed that nearly 90% of farmers in the state have got the benefit of the government's loan waiver announced last year.

UP: Farmers using alcohol as 'medicine' to improve potato production

25 Dec 2018

UP: Farmers using alcohol as 'medicine' to improve potato production

In a country where livelihood of majority of the population is dependent on agriculture, new methods to boost farming are always needed.

Won't let PM sleep until all agricultural loans waived: RaGa

18 Dec 2018

Won't let PM sleep until all agricultural loans waived: RaGa

Addressing India's distressed farmers directly from Parliament, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today he will not let PM Narendra Modi sleep until all farm loans have been waived.

New CM Kamal Nath waives off farmers' loans in MP

17 Dec 2018

New CM Kamal Nath waives off farmers' loans in MP

Two hours after he was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Kamal Nath, in his first move as CM, waived off loans of farmers in the state.

Farmer, earns Rs. 1,064 by selling onions, gives to Modi

03 Dec 2018

Farmer, earns Rs. 1,064 by selling onions, gives to Modi

A farmer from Maharashtra's Nashik district has sent Rs. 1,064, which he earned by selling 750 kgs of onions, to PM Narendra Modi as a sign of protest.

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament

30 Nov 2018

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament

After over one lakh farmers from all over India poured into Delhi on Thursday to pressurize the government into taking cognizance of the agrarian crisis, the farmers have now started marching towards the Parliament to demand a special session for addressing farmers' distress.

Ministerial committee to hold talks with farmers: Finance Minister Behera

30 Nov 2018

Ministerial committee to hold talks with farmers: Finance Minister Behera

A ministerial committee of Odisha government will hold consultation with different farmers' organizations including Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) and agriculture experts on the problems faced by the peasants in the state.

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march to Delhi in protest

29 Nov 2018

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march to Delhi in protest

Over one lakh farmers are set to gather in Delhi over Thursday and Friday as part of the two-day Kisan Mukti March in a bid to pressurize the Modi government into taking cognizance of the agrarian crisis in the country.

#ViralVideo: As no one buys his crops, farmer destroys pomegranates

24 Nov 2018

#ViralVideo: As no one buys his crops, farmer destroys pomegranates

A heartbreaking video showing a farmer destroying his pomegranates, as no one bought them, has surfaced on social media and almost everyone has expressed concern.

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

Rs. 100cr reward for Andhra Pradesh farmers, but with conditions

05 Oct 2018

Rs. 100cr reward for Andhra Pradesh farmers, but with conditions

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu yesterday said farmers from the state would be rewarded with Rs. 100cr if they win Nobel Prize in natural farming.

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

02 Oct 2018

#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?

Thousands of farmers today marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waivers to cut in fuel prices.

Maharashtra: Here's why dairy farmers' Rs. 225cr subsidy is pending

19 Sep 2018

Maharashtra: Here's why dairy farmers' Rs. 225cr subsidy is pending

The delay in submission of bank account details of dairy farmers in Maharashtra has led to subsidy worth Rs. 225cr getting stuck at the government level, an official has said.

Andhra: 'Sarpa Shanti Yagna' being organized to curb snake-related incidents

27 Aug 2018

Andhra: 'Sarpa Shanti Yagna' being organized to curb snake-related incidents

Officials have found a peculiar solution to rising number of snake bite incidents in Avanigadda mandal of Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh- a 'sarpa shanti yagna.'

Telangana: 'Changed' husband in photo for government advertisement anguishes family

20 Aug 2018

Telangana: 'Changed' husband in photo for government advertisement anguishes family

32-year-old Nayakula Nagaraju and his 26-year-old wife Padma are upset as advertisements for government schemes of the Telangana government used their pictures without permission.

Coimbatore: Four-members of farmer's family commit suicide due to financial-burden

05 Aug 2018

Coimbatore: Four-members of farmer's family commit suicide due to financial-burden

Four members of a farmer's family allegedly committed suicide at their home in Coimbatore's Tirupur district due to their financial burden.

Telangana farmers' Kiki Challenge trumps all, plus it isn't dangerous

05 Aug 2018

Telangana farmers' Kiki Challenge trumps all, plus it isn't dangerous

The 'Kiki Challenge' or 'In My feelings Challenge' has taken the internet by storm, and given headaches to authorities who have been pleading to people to keep safety in mind.

Maharashtra mulls giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

02 Aug 2018

Maharashtra mulls giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

With an aim to boost the income of farmers, the Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to provide livestock and ponds for fish farming to farmers.

Center committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022: MoS Finance

29 Jul 2018

Center committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022: MoS Finance

Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla today said the Center is committed to doubling the income of farmers by 2022.

Mumbai stares at milk crisis as strike enters fourth day

19 Jul 2018

Mumbai stares at milk crisis as strike enters fourth day

As a statewide strike by dairy farmers in Maharashtra entered the fourth day today, the state government engaged with the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS), the outfit leading the stir.